Major Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei warned of potential violent unrest after President Hosni Mubarak announced late Thursday he would not step down before the September elections.
By 3pm last Friday afternoon, the protesters in central Cairo were chanting: Where is the army? Come and see what the police are doing to us. We want the army. And that is the main question, really. Where is the Egyptian army in all this?
Saying he remains devoted to protecting Egypt, a defiant President Hosani Mubarak vowed to change his Cabinet to help bring social, economic and political reforms to the country, but defended his security forces' crackdown on anti-government protesters.